Judgment at Nuremberg

You are aware of the charges
in the indictment against Ernst Janning?

Yes, I am.
Can you honestly say
he is responsible for them?

Yes, I can.
Do you consider yourself
free of responsibility?

Yes, I do.
Did you ever swear
to the Civil Servant Loyalty Oath of 1934?

Your Honor, I object.
The witness doesn't have to answer
that question.

He's not on trial.
All Germany is on trial, Your Honor.
This tribunal placed it on trial
when it placed Ernst Janning on trial.

If responsibility is to be found,
the widest latitude is to be permitted.

Objection overruled.
Did you ever swear
to the Civil Servant Loyalty Oath of 1934?

Everyone did.
We are not interested in what everyone did.
We are interested in what you did.
Would you read the oath
from the Reich Law Gazette, March, 1933?

"I swear that I shall be obedient...
"to the leader of the German Reich
and people, Adolf Hitler.

"That I shall be loyal to him,
that I will observe the laws...

"and that I will conscientiously
fulfill my duties...

"so help me God. "
Everyone swore to it.
It was mandatory.
But you're such a perceptive man, Dr. Wieck.
You could see what was coming.
You could see that National Socialism
was leading Germany to disaster.

"It was clear to anyone
who had eyes and ears. "